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are correct. g jim rosenfield watched it firgs. steve? >> reporter: the pressure was on mitt romney who needed a turn around. president obama came into debate ahead. with an estimated 60 million americans watching, moderator jim layrer asked can you put more people to work? romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs. so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. the average middle class family with children would pay about $2,000 more. it is not possible to come up with enough deductions and loopholes that only affect individuals to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. >> reporter: on medicare and social security,one agreement. >> neither the president nor are are i are proposing any changes. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare, substantially. >> romney fired back a a major debate moment that the president weakened the economy by his focus on health care. >> i don't know how the president could have come into office facing rising unploimt an
tonight in denver. that's the moderator, jim lehrer of pbs. he's done a dozen of these. and the rules, which he will announce at the start, give him broad leeway to guide the conversation and the debate. it is a cold room in denver. the campaigns wanted the temperature low. and it's not likely to stay that way once we get under way. both men have been prepping for days. this happens to be the obamas' 20th wedding anniversary. moments ago we saw a warm embrace between mrs. romney and mrs. obama. they both met each other at the front of the hall. their hiss, this is the first of three meetings debate style between these candidates. even though voting is under way in 34 states. we'll throw it to the moderator. >> good evening from the magness arena at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer of the pbs news hour, and i welcome you to the first of the 2012 presidential debates between president barack obama, the democratic nominee, and former massachusetts governor mitt romney, the republican nominee. this debate and the next three, two presidential, one vice president
>>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> i'm jim handly. it's about time, and it's got all of washington buzzing. fan favorite teddy finally got his win today. >> he's lost more than 500 presidents races since the team came to washington. but now number 26 can chalk up one win on his record. there have been rumors for the past week the team would finally let him win. the nats even labeled the series against teddy in 2012. should teddy have won or stayed a permanent underdog? weigh in by voting on our nbc washington facebook page and let us know. >> he was jumping. but pretty humble in the end. >>> now we've got a warning today about a computer scam. the federal trade commission is cracking down on telemarketers who prey on people concerned about their computers. >> they call offering to remove viruses, or spyware from your computer. that doesn't exist. you pay for it, and as danielle lee reports, they get access to your pc, and your credit card. >> reporter: the scam starts with a phone call. on the other end, an individual often from india, posing as a technical support. t
the search scene with the latest on this search. pat? >> reporter: jim, some of the police are still out searching, others are back there getting debriefed. it's been more than three days now. no sign of brian glen. and the concern here continues to grow. they searched last night, and they were back again today. this time with more cops. and that helicopter again. looking all around the park trying to find brian glen. >> do you think he's in harm's way? >> it's hard for me to believe that he would go this long without contacting us if he weren't. and we had no reason to believe that he's a runaway. >> reporter: brian glen a senior. monday morning he dropped his younger brother off and kept on going. a short time later he went to this dunkin' donuts. the next day his car found here at the park. but no sign of brian glen. surveillance video shows that on monday morning, about 8:00 a.m., brian went to this dunkin' donuts, and bought six doughnuts. he walked away, and a short time later came back and bought a bottle of water. his parents think that's unusual, because in his car, he had his l
>>> good afternoon. i'm pat lawson muse. >> and i'm jim handly. we'll have more on the forecast in just a bit. but first some breaking news out of fairfax county. an emotional scene this afternoon at a park where friends, family and volunteers have been searching for a missing teenager. his name is bryan glenn. this afternoon a body has been found in the woods there. not far from where glenn's car was found last week. the high school student disappeared one week ago after dropping his brother off at school. police are not saying if the body is indeed glenn. we'll have more on this story throughout the evening. >>> it was time to break out the scarves and jasts ckets on this chilly columbus day. storm team 4 chief meteorologist doug kammerer joins us now with more on our chilly forecast. >> chilly, almost an understatement here. here we are in the middle to early october. very cold numbers. 54 degrees. plenty of clouds, and even shower activity, even around the district. winds out of the northeast at 8 miles per hour now. take a look at the numbers around the rest of the area. 44
with the latest. >> reporter: jim and doreen, thanks, good afternoon. when this debate starts tonight here at the university of denver, moderator jim lehrer will ban booing and hissing and clapping, so we, america, can concentrate on what these candidates have to say. more than 60 million americans could watch tonight's debate. >> i've made up my mind but i'd still like to see both of the candidates sweat a little bit. >> reporter: president obama looked relaxed this week. mitt romney, too. but he knows he has to change perceptions tonight. more voters now see romney negatively than see him positively. and that loses elections. >> only two presidential candidates in the last 20 years have had a net negative image at this point and one of them lost, george h.w. bush. >> reporter: romney got good news from three battlegrounds in florida. he's now behind by just one point. still way down in ohio. but in virginia, romney's down by just two. with a lot on the line in past debates, romney's done well. >> going up against mitt romney is not a fun thing. he's got the facts. he drills you, stays, t
last night. how big bird stole the spotlight. >>> good afternoon, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. first up tonight, a beautiful landmark with an ugly problem. dozens of workers are down on the national mall today trying to solve an algae problem at the newly renovated reflecting pool. >> they're using all sorts of high-powered equipment to clean up the spot. it's proving to be a much bigger task than anyone imagined. >> it's slippery when you walk on it. but it sticks to the bottom of the shovel. >> reporter: the last thing the national park service wanted to do after the $34 million renovation to the reflecting pool. tack on another $100,000 service to the invoice. >> it's frustrating. we did not expect to have to do this so quickly. but this is a maintenance problem. >> reporter: after an ongoing battle with the severe algae problem, they took the advice of an aquatic geologist and drained the pool. >> probably another day or two before we get everything out. our company has five or six guys, and 100 of the free lance companies. >> we came here to see, and we are ve
, everybody. i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat lawson muse. jerry sandusky got a 30 to 60-year sentence for abusing young boys. during today's sentencing, three of his victims stood up in court to talk about how their lives have been derailed by a man they once saw as a father figure. >> but sandusky pro claimed his innocence today and declared himself the victim of a conspiracy. brian moore was in the courtroom today and he joins us live from bell font, pennsylvania with reaction. >> reporter: the judge could have sentenced jerry sandusky to hundreds of years, but said a 68-year-old defendant, the practical effect was the same. jerry sandusky left the courthouse to begin what amounts to a life sentence behind bars. the former penn state football coach once hailed as a hero on the gridiron, now officially labeled a violent sex predator under pennsylvania law. before sentencing, sandusky delivered a rambling 15-minute statement. he choked with emotion as he talked about smiling through his pain and he declared himself a victim. repeating claims of innocence, he made in a radio statement on the eve o
with more on this story. >> reporter: jim, wendy, he helped turn penn state into a defensive power house. tomorrow, jerry sandusky is going to be sentenced to prison for anywhere from 10 years to 400 years in prison. >> tuesday, october 9th, 2012 will be a day of vindication for the 10 victims of jerry sandusky's sexual abuse. convicted of 45 counts. sandusky implies it was a conspiracy. >> a young man who was dramatic, a veteran accuser and always sought attention started everything. in my heart, i know i did not do these alleged, disgusting acts. my wife has been my only sex partner and that was after marriage. our love continues. >> reporter: at least six of sandusky's victims are expected to get emotional statements, possibly swaying the judge to lock up the convicted child molester for a lifetime. >> i ask for the strength to handle efrgd and the willingness obl to only to surrender to god. >> reporter: sandusky could be 78 when released from prison or die there. sandusky never testified before. he says his client has been preparing what he likely will say tomorrow. >> i believe, i
jordan is in baltimore where health officials just released the new details. >> reporter: jim, this is typically used to treat back pain, but now several people have died, one in maryland and one in virginia. doctors here say they've been able to pinpoint a two-month time frame where this injection was distributed and they think they know where it came from. >> we were notified by centers for disease control -- >> reporter: the state department of mental health and hi hygiene say patients are at risk of having meningitis. a facility in massachusetts where the injections were mixed and shipped out. there, doctors believe a fungus contaminated the product. nine facilities received shipments of the questionable steroid injections. >> this case, there were human cases, and it was tracked back to the product. >> reporter: the meningitis outbreak has reached six states with five deaths, but doctors fear the number of those with meningitis may get higher. >> we believe that there are probably hundreds of patients who may have received an injection, and those cases are currently under
for the first time since moving back to d.c. it is still sinking in, folks. good afternoon, i'm jim handly. >> i'm pat law son muse. it was an unusual scene for sure. the nats didn't score a single run but they still got to celebrate as they made franchise history. now more on what lies ahead for the team. >> reporter: hey, jim and pat. i'm sure we all know the numbers. the first time since 1933. 79 years that we have a first place baseball team here in washington. davy johnson has been saying since spring training, it is a three-step process. first, qualify for the playoffs. second, win the division. and then three, win the world series. to win the world series though, it will help the nationals if they have home-field advantage. right now they are tied with the cincinnati reds for the best record in baseball. with two games to go, the nationals, if they win both, will likely have that number one seed. if they have that top seed, they will begin the postseason on sunday against the winner of friday's wild card game. if they don't, and if it is the number two seed, they will start their postseas
: indeed, jim, there were children in the house, but they got the children and their babysitter outside in an ambulance before they actually moved in for this confrontation. what happened here is a man calls 911. he says he has a gun. he says he wants to die. he says he wants police to kill him, and indeed that's how his life came to an end. >> there were a number of shots. right after the other. >> reporter: how many shots? >> it was like maybe eight or nine. there was a lot of them. >> reporter: a man on an apparent self-destructive path, shot and killed this morning by police behind this house in silver spring. now, it's unclear as to what drove him to do what he did. but alcohol may have played some role. police say he brought a large bottle of vodka to what turned out to be the scene of his death. 3:15 a.m. a 911 call to police from a 22-year-old man. he said he wanted to die, that he had a gun, and he said more than that. >> at times he stated he wanted to kill himself, at other times he stated he wanted the police to kill him. >> troubled. >> absolutely. >> reporter: 3:17 a.m., p
state. with an estimated 60 million americans watching on tv, cable and the web, moderator jim leherer asked can you put more people to work? >> the answer is, yes, we can help. >> reporter: romney would cut taxes and regulations on small business. >> my priority is jobs, and so what i do is i bring down the tax rates. >> governor romney's proposal that he's been promoting for 18 months calls for a $5 trillion tax cut. >> reporter: which the president claimed would help the rich at others' expense. >> the average middle class family with young children would pay $2,000 more. >> everything he said about my tax plan is not accurate. >> it is not possible to come up with enough tax cuts to avoid either raising the deficit or burdening the middle class. it's math. it's arithmetic. >> reporter: on medicare and social security one agreement. >> neither the president nor i are proposing any changes for any current retirees or near retirees. >> reporter: in ten years romney wants a private medicare option. >> aarp has said that your plan would weaken medicare substantially. >> reporter: romney
at the university of denver in denver, colorado. i'm jim lehrer, anchor of the pbs news hour on your local public broadcasting station. thank you
. >> reporter: jim, it's the first face-to-face meeting between barack obama and mitt romney in nearly five years. the first is domestic matters and the economy. at this time tomorrow night, it will all be over left to the pun dants and the voters. >> home of the pioneers, the university of denver plays home to sparring contenders of the political kind. final touches were put on the debate today where in less than 24 hours, potential gaps and zingers could fly. president obama took a break and visited the hoover dam. mitt romney took time out for a buritto bowl. and romney may have gotten zinger help from an unlikely ally today. vice president joe biden campaigning in north carolina. >> how they can justify raising taxes in the middle class has been buried the last four years. how in lord's name can they justify it? >> reporter: republicans pounced. >> we agreed. we need to elect mitt romney the next president of the united states. >> reporter: in person absentee voting is already under way. early voeting going only in other states. both sides know tomorrow's debate could be the last one so
. >> again, brown will be sentenced in november. jim? >> thank you. >>> prince george's county delegate tiffany alston pled guilty to misconduct charges. she used $800 of state money to pay an employee in her law office. she received three years probation and 300 hours of community service. she also has to reimburse the state. in a separate case, the maryland lawmaker also received probation for using campaign money to pay for her wedding expenses. >>> we have much more ahead. a mother wants answers after her son dies when cops pepper spray him. >>> locked and loaded. a passenger busted for trying to get on a flight i approve this message. mitt romney: "i'm not in favor romney's being dishonest here an independent, non-partisan liberals will raise taxes on the chairman of that so-called romney's former company. gingrich was there too. it's not independent. it's just not true. a dond in the way. >>> thousands have americans are waiting to life saving kidney donations and there are lots of reasons why the wait is so long. too few donors, problems finding a match, the list goes on and on.
the biggest breaks to the highest. romney made a point of saying he'd cut the budget for pbs, even to jim lehrer. >> i like pbs, big bird. i actually love you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to b r borrow money from china to pay for. >> he'll get rid of regular laces on wall street, but he's going to crack down on sesame street. >> today, a key romney surrogate said this. >> what people saw was president that revealed his imcompetence, how lazy and detached he is. he didn't want to prepare for this debate. he's lazy and disengaged. >> now, the pressure is on paul ryan and joe biden, who debate next week. >> i don't want to say anything in the debate that's not completely accurate. >> and the stakes are a lot higher for the president to come up with a different game plan for his next debate with mitt romney two weeks from now. >> andrea mitchell remains in denver, colorado. and thanks to social media. getting reaction to a debate isn't a morning after thing anymore. it's a real time thing about the talk about the event is still going on tonight. that part of ou
. still, parents were quick to speak out. >> the backing is there, you know. jim mcmahon just came out and said he suffers from dementia, so there is a fear. >> if you're going to stop football, you better stop hockey. >> reporter: symptoms are often subtle and easily missed. among children and adolescents, emergency room visits for sports-related brain injuries, including concussions, have gone up 60% in ten years. ask for boys, the rates are highest in football. >> from the nfl all wait down to pop warner youth football, unprecedented steps have been taken the last several years to make the game safer. >> reporter: more than half of the states in america, including new hampshire, have concussion laws to protect student athletes. at eastern tech in maryland, players take brain function tests to determine if and when they can play after an injury. >> it will tell me how severe my injury is, it will tell me how long i have to get back. >> reporter: banning football altogether may be extreme, but butler's proposal has triggered a passionate debate, forcing the country to take a different
williams joins us now with more from the myers family. pete? >> jim, doreen, we talked to bob myers who is his brother and we asked a question we haven't heard much about. when the sniper shooting started here on october 2nd, whether he ever talked to his brother, a civil engineer who lived in the washington area about them and whether they were concerned for his brother, here's what he said. >> we were very specific. we, when we saw the pattern of unexplained murders and they kept happening, we were very specific with him and asked him to use his vacation time and come home until things calmed down down there. and his comment was, well, it's millions of people down here, why would they get me? >> it was four days later that bob myers was watching the local news and saw that there had been another attack. he told us that he thought at the time, boy, there is some other family that is now going to have to deal with this and about 5:00 the next morning his nephew came to the door and said, well, they got dean. now, you saw him holding a wrist watch. he still has the watch his brother was
with details. >> hi, jim, wendy. similar to a traditional mammogram but it actually images the breast tissue in 3d. that helps doctors diagnose cancer earlier and hopefully save lives. >> he said i would be really shocked if this was not cancer. >> reporter: a cancer diagnose sis almost always surprising. when doctors recently diagnosed 58-year-old patty taylor with breast cancer, it was especially stunning because it had never shown up on her mammogram. >> which to me was astounding. just absolutely astounding. >> reporter: that's because the tumor was only 7 milliliters long which makes it difficult to pick up on a conventional mammogram. but the alexandria woman had a new type of screening. a 33 mammogram. the doctors say gives them a closer look at the breast tissue. >> the procedure is performed by having a series of very low dose images. reconstructed so that the breast tissue can be seen in as many as 60, 70, even 80 then sections or thin slices. >> reporter: conventional mammograms are two dimensional. it takes two images of each breast. one from the side and one on top. with the 3d
teddy. thank you for inspiring the nation and thank you for inspiring the nationals. >> i hope jim vance is watching. >> teddy is ready to take down the world. he is ready. >> looks like he is. >> that's news 4 midday. thanks for joining us. tune in at 4:00, 5:00 and 6:00 for the days news. >> we'll be back tomorrow at 11:00. until then, have a terrific day.
very specific voters in virginia, but romney heading to florida. >>> good evening, i'm jim vance. >> i'm doreen gentzler. the lowest jobless rate since president obama took office. he says the number shows the recovery is on the right track now. as you might expect, mitt romney holds a different view. danielle lee is on capitol hill with the veryliest. hi, danielle. >> hi, good evening. for president obama, this is proof that his policies are working. for mitt romney the unemployment rate at 7.8% doesn't tell the whole story. at a rally a in virginia a a smiling president obama took full advantage of september's job's report. >> more people entered the worc
. rob andino and nate mclouth. jim johnson to close it up. blew up in the nine inning on monday. but tuesday, back to all star form. a-rod, the os win it 3-2. thor suies now tied at one game apiece and we head to the bronx tomorrow night. >> we expect to win. even if the other guys go out there and score some runs. we feel like we can go out and score more runs. so it is good to get this win. just to even it out going to the bronx is huge. >> we play them a lot. we know what they're doing. at the end of this, we'll be up or they'll be up. we have to be three games coming up in new york. we played well this year which will give us some confidence. we'll go do the best we can so we'll try to move on. >> d.c. and baltimore have not been kind to one billy cundiff. the redskins released him after he missed five out of the last field goal attempts. he has now been released by the skins and the ravens in less than two months. taking his spot on the roster, forbath would have been the award at ucla in 2009. but he has yet to kick in a regular season nfl game. his most recent experience
cuts he'd make as president. >> i'm sorry, jim, i'm going to stop the subsidy to pbs. i like pbs. i love big bird. i like you, too, but i'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from china to pay for. that's number one. >> well, that has sparked several big bird twitter accounts and twit pics. one user has used the handle fired big bird and tweeted this picture. it already has more than 23,000 followers. the race is tightening in two of the bat ground states, according to the latest nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll. in virginia, the president leads mitt romney by 2%. that's within the margin of error. he led there by 4% last month. the race is even tighter in florida. president obama leads his republican rival by just 1%. and we'll have much more on last night's debate throughout the morning. nbc news senior political editor mark murray will join us live later this morning to break down what the candidates needed to accomplish and whether they were successful. >> let's go to melissa live at the news4 news desk. >> we've just learned first lady michel
to play. putting out five runs against texas and it's closing time for jim johnson. gets david murphy to fly out and the orioles win it, 5-1. they move on to the american league division series where they will host the yankees tomorrow. college football note for you. terps hosting wake forest in college park at 3:30 today. and that is your sports minute. i'm carol maloney. i hope your saturday is a good one. >> thanks, carol. >>> turns out michael phelps is not just king of the pool but he is also not too bad on the links either. check this out. the champion swimmer was competing in the pro-am golf tournament scotland when he sank that 50-yarder. that is longer than the pool he usually swims in. in fact he might now hold the record for the longest televised pike to be made. >> just what he needs. another record. >>> right now hundreds of people are running with the wounded warriors. the 5-k race raises money for the wounded warrior transitional housing project. the proceeds will be used to build traditional homes for wounded warriors in the vincent hall retirement community in mclean,
sluggish job growth we've seen in recent months. coming up, we'll talk to cnbc's jim cramer about what we can expect. >>> also, remember that impatient driver we showed you on thursday caught on camera using the sidewalk to get around a crowded school bus. guess what? she got busted. now her mom is coming to her daughter's defense with an explanation you might find a little hard to believe. we will hear from her coming up. >>> all right. you remember this guy, the prankster who posed as a delivery guy, accidentally dropping boxes of the much-anticipated new iphone in front of all those people waiting to get into the apple store. >> oh, no. >> there it goes. we'll meet him this morning and has quite the catalog of pranks, quite the repertoire. we want to start this morning with politics, the presidential race and mitt romney's newly revitalized campaign. nbc's peter alexander is in virginia this morning where both the president and governor will campaign today. peter, good morning to you. >> reporter: savannah, good morning to you. both campaigns came into this week circling two important
the eastern sea board, rain. sunny and warm out west. that's what's going on around the country -- wow, jim corrigan, yeah. great eyebrows, bad chin. that's what's going on around the country, here's what's happening in your neck of the woods. >> good morning viewers in southern maryland had a beautiful double rainbow around dawn. this photo taken by nikki. thanks for sending that in. post your photos to www.nbcwashington.com. we have a few lingering sprinkles across northern virginia, maryland and east and west virginia. they will be ending over the next hour or so. the sun breaking out with highs near 80. low humidity moves in. lower humidity on friday and saturday. showers saturday evening. >> it's a strong, manly chin. david? >> thanks, al. the new normal -- where am i? i'm trying to work here. the new normal when it comes to building a family. but first, this is "today" on nbc. >>> back now at 8:38. and this morning on the new normal, reshaping the american family. as we see on nbc's new comedy "the new normal," there are different options when it comes to having children. good morning
a plateau. my husband decided to join me on the journey, we signed up at the local jim. the last time i visited the "today" show was in 2006. i weighed over 250 pounds. i can't wait to come back and show kathie lee and hoda the new me. >> so you encouraged her thursday to help her get over that plateau. >> the best thing you can do to increase the volume and drive down the calories is add freges. this is a before breakfast, 600 calories. now she adds a produce item. she takes some oatmeal, adds pumpkin puree and milk. now she takes so i milk, frozen berries, greek yogurt, and i will tweet out her recipes. >> there's no derivation. let's look at her before picture, and now let's have nell come out. >> oh my goodness, are you kidding me? wow, you look great. you started off cutting the food and exercising ten minutes a day, how much do you exercise now? >> i go to the gym about six days a week now? >> from 30 minutes to an hour. >> whatever you can fit it. >> i'm down 92 pounds. >> and her husband is in the house too, and he lost a lot of weight too. >> he'll be out here with us next time
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